David Koweek is the inaugural Ocean Visions Fellow, a joint collaboration between the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and Ocean Visions. In his capacity as the Ocean Visions Fellow, David is co-leading efforts to build actionable road maps for ocean-based carbon dioxide removal and strengthening the relationship between COS and Ocean Visions.
David is interested in expanding the role of ocean science and engineering to contribute to solutions. He is looking to catalyze a new generation of ocean scientists to apply their knowledge to develop solutions that are good for people, good for the oceans, and good for our climate.
Recently, David has led efforts to investigate new approaches to remediate aquatic dead zones and decrease ocean acidification in coastal ecosystems. He has conducted field research around the world, including in Antarctica, on the Great Barrier Reef, in volcanic vents off Italy, on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, and closer to home in California’s kelp forests. He loves being on or under the water and the adventures that come with it.
Prior to his current position, he was a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, CA. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.S. from Brown University.